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Uig Harbour Upgrades - Community Consultation

Uig Harbour Upgrades - Community Consultation

Background

  • Infrastructure upgrades are being undertaken by The Highland Council at Uig Harbour which will result in closure of the harbour for 21 weeks (12 September 2022 to 3 February 2023).
  • To minimise disruption to the island communities, the closure period has been considered by reviewing the periods of lowest capacity utilisation.

 

Purpose of Session

  • CalMac are developing service continuity plans to maintain a high-level of service throughout the closure and minimise the impact to customers.
  • CalMac are presenting the community with draft summer timetables to be implemented during the closure, and also provide an overview on proposals for winter. CalMac aim to consult and gather feedback from the community on proposed timetables and service continuity plans.

 

Proposed Service Model

  • A day return service will be provided between Ullapool - Lochmaddy (4.5hrs sailing)
  • To account for the increased passage time and to allow a day return service between Ullapool - Lochmaddy, no service will be provided between Ullapool - Tarbert
  • Tarbert traffic will be redirected to Stornoway and will be accommodated on the Ullapool - Stornoway service

 

Service Continuity Plans - Summer 2022

To support the community during the closure of Uig and Tarbert in Summer 2022 the following services will be in place:

MV Hebrides will provide a service between Lochmaddy and Ullapool for the duration of closure. MV Clansman will provide cover when MV Hebrides is in overhaul and will operate to the same service:

  • One return sailing to/from Lochmaddy per day

 

MV Lord of the Isles (LOTI) will provide a service between Mallaig and Lochboisdale:

  • One return sailing, 4 times per week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday)
  • Two return sailings, 3 times per week (Monday, Thursday & Saturday)

 

There will be no change to MV Loch Seaforth service between Ullapool and Stornoway for the duration of closure and this will support traffic from Tarbert:

  • Two return sailings to/from Ullapool per day (Monday - Sunday) as per current

 

Uig Upgrade -  MV Hebrides & MV LOTI Proposed Summer 22 Timetables

MV Hebrides (Lochmaddy - Ullapool)

DayLochmaddy DepartUllapool ArriveUllapool DepartLochmaddy Arrive
Monday - Saturday0730120013001730
Sunday0830130014001830

 

MV LOTI (Lochboisdale - Mallaig)

DayLochboisdale DepartMallaig ArriveMallaig DepartLochboisdale Arrive
Monday - Saturday0545091509551325
 1400173018002130
Sunday0940131013501720

 

 

Winter 2022/23 service continuity plans are under development. We will consult further with communities on these plans in early 2022. 

MV Hebrides will continue to provide a service between Lochmaddy and Ullapool for the duration of closure with:

  • Service level is to be agreed
  • Service continuity plans for the period the vessel is in overhaul are in development

 

MV LOTI will continue provide a service between Mallaig and Lochboisdale with:

  • Service level is to be agreed
  • Service continuity plans for the period the vessel is in overhaul are in development

 

MV Loch Seaforth will continue to provide the service between Ullapool and Stornoway for the duration of closure and this will support traffic from Tarbert:

  • Two return sailings to/from Ullapool per day from Monday-Saturday and one return sailing on a Sunday (as per current)

 

Uig Upgrade - MV Hebrides & MV LOTI Proposed Winter 22/23 Timetables

MV Hebrides (Lochmaddy - Ullapool)

  • TBC following consultation

 

MV LOTI (Lochboisdale - Mallaig)

  • TBC following consultation

 

Download the document for the Uig Harbour Upgrade Community Consultation [262KB]

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